@ RTB I see there is a company in Niel Belgium offering the camera for 189.99 euros down from 249.99 by 50 euros plus another 10 euro promotion....I have no idea if this is a a good deal or not I have no previous experience of either the Hewlett Packard camera or the seller.....Hopefully Niko will be able to enlighten us.......Ipol
All kind of pre-sale ( pre-buy / pre-pay ) are based on trust of customers and especially works well on those who allready had good experience in the past with that brand name.
Same technique used in many other industries: mobile phones ( iPhones ), cars, etc.
Isent most preorders just a letter of intent at first, the mony only get transfered when the item actually ship ?
Tho i have often been a early adapter i have never gotten anything so new it wasent in the shops yet, and it some times have been a nightmare having to help a brand get ther hardware to Work becuz they launched it far too early.
These days it seem games for consoles and computers get launched too early every time.